OWC 240GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
The OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G comes in a rather simple plastic clamshell packaging. This type of packaging is way better then the heat-sealed packaging as it is easier to open up and does not require cutting around the edges that could lead to possible injuries during opening. This type of design can also be reused since there is no cutting required like on heat-sealed packaging. Its a good design for things like SSDs, however this does not necessarily allow the manufacturer to include additional accessories or hardware along with the SSD that might come handy when placing the SSD in a desktop system.
The SSD itself does not come with any accessories, and there is nothing too special about its design. Most SSDs do come in a 2.5″ form factor, and are therefore difficult to install in a desktop system if no 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter is included with the SSD. The SSD is mainly designed for the MacBook Pro, therefore no additional hardware are required, and separate accessories can be bought from OWC if needed.
Other than that, it does have a very nice dark sky blue like color with a printed design where the OWC logo and the name of the SSD is located. Looks like OWC is also using special screws to make it difficult to take apart. Also do remember that disassembling the solid-state drive will void the drive’s warranty. The back of the SSD has the SATA Power, and SATA data cable connectors, and additional information about the SSD.
It is also very nice to see that OWC decided to design and build their SSDs in the USA!